American Express is the only card issuer in India which has invested in their lounges. This is in line with their global thought process where they spend money on installing high-quality facilities for their members. While the USA was the first to get the Centurion Lounge concept, India, for the longest time had a couple of American Express Lounges, at Delhi Terminal 3 and Mumbai Terminal 1C.
Delhi Terminal 3′ American Express Lounge is still my go to lounge whenever I am flying from Delhi Terminal 3, instead of the Plaza Premium Lounge which I usually get invited to. Reasons. A-la-carte dining off the menu, closeness to the gates and an exclusive, typically empty lounge. Not to forget, a view of the tarmac.
So naturally, I was saddened when the Mumbai Amex lounge shut down. Even though Carnations Lounge was turning into a dump, American Express Lounge still had a premium menu and some excellent staff.
But now, American Express is shifting the goalpost. They are in preparation to launch a new lounge inside Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2. As per American Express, the new lounge would be ready before the year ends.
Here is the description of the new lounge,
The all-new expansive proprietary lounge at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is located in the new Domestic Terminal 2. This is an exclusive space, with designer décor that will let you unwind before you take to the skies. Escape the chaos as you experience delicacies carefully crafted for you, as à-la carte offerings or as a sumptuous buffet.
While I am not sure of the name for this lounge (American Express Lounge, American Express Platinum Lounge, or the Centurion Lounge), I am very excited for this lounge to be coming up in Mumbai. Since Mumbai is my home, I, of course, need an American Express Lounge here.
The American Express Lounge in Delhi is accessible without a fee to the following cardholders:
- American Express Platinum Charge Card
- American Express Centurion Charge Card
- American Express Platinum Corporate Card
- Jet Airways American Express Platinum Credit Card
- American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card
American Express is still to make a formal announcement about this lounge, so watch out for more details about when and how to access this lounge.
How many of you are excited about the new American Express Lounge coming to Mumbai? Raise your hands